The Sélune River Will Run Free at Last!

Liberté - Egalité - Dam Removalité!

The international conference on dam removal and the restauration of the Sélune river, from 24th to 26 September, 2019 in Brittany and Normandy. (Rennes / Avranches – Mont Saint Michel).

Live drawings during the seminar 24.9.2019:

Claire-Cécile Garnier (Ministère de l’écologie – France) talked about French water legislation & ecological continuity.

Dam retires

Roberto Epple from European Rivers Network – France talked about dam removal in France: “Is it time to let old dams to retire?”

How to remove dams in human minds

Françis Hayes, Scotland, UK – To explain people, why river restoration & dam removal is important, we use facts & science, believe it or not.

Removing a small dam

Gordon Grant (Forest Service, PNW Research Station- USA) talked about the physical and aquatic response of rivers to dam removal.

Recovery of vegetation at Sélune dams removal

Gilles Berrée (Direction Départementale des Territoire et de la Mer de la Manche – France) talked about managing sediment movements & recovery of vegetation at Sélune dams removal.

Dam Removal – The Damino effect

Pao Fernández Garrido (World Fish Migration Foundation – Spain) talked about a new European movement of opening up swimways in rivers.

Live drawings during the seminar 25.9.2019:

Recreational fishing and river continuity

Jean-Paul Doron (Fédération Nationale de la Pêche en France) talked about recreational fishing and river continuity.

Dams dam migration both upstream and downstream

Aurélie Jouée & Erick Goupil (SAGE Selune et Communauté d’agglomération du Mont Saint-Michel Normandie – France) talked about Selune Valley revival.

Korea’s Dam Removal Campaign

Jenny Shin (Korean Federation of Environmental Movement – South Korea) talked about Korea’s Dam Removal Campaign & Restoration of Four Major Rivers.

Creation of values by the return of the salmon

Jean Allardi (Association Internationale de défense du #saumon Atlantique) talked about creation of values by the return of the salmon in a free valley.

Instant river restoration

Joshua Royte (The Nature Conservancy – USA) talked about ecological and social impacts of dam removals on the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers, Maine.

Peaceful Normandy invasion by salmon

Olivier Fauriel & Stéphane Le Villain (Agence Française pour la biodiversité et Agence de l’Eau Seine #Normandie) talked about restoration of ecological continuity in Orne river, benefits and biological response.

River restoration benefitting fish, people & the economy

Kim Birnie-Gauvin
Freshwater Fisheries & Ecology National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Denmark) talked about barrier removal and river restoration: benefitting fish, people & the economy

Condacting the dam removal symphony

Beth Lambert, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, USA talked about the economic impacts of ecological restoration and dam removal in Massachusetts

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